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'''Aesop''' ( ; , ''Aisōpos''; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or Oral storytelling|story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as ''Aesop's Fables''. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called ''The Aesop Romance'' tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly Slavery in Ancient Greece|slave () who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes...
Birth name| birth_date = c. 620 BC
Death date564 BC
Birth place| death_place = Delphi, Greece
Nationality| ethnicity = Ancient Greek
Period| genre = Fable
Subject| movement =
NotableworksNumber of fables now collectively known as ''Aesop's Fables''
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Fables 67
Fables, Greek 27
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Aesop's fables 16
audiobook 15
Animals 14
literature 13
fables 10
Folklore 9
Aesop 7
aesop 7
Antiquity 5
Birds -- Great Britain 5
Conduct of life 5
Mammals 5
Zoology 5
Aesopic fables 4
Fables, Classical 4
Fables, French 4
Greek literature 4
bub_upload 4
Aesopus moralisatus lat 3
Children -- Conduct of life 3
Children's stories 3
Fables, Latin 3
Illumination of books and manuscripts 3
Latin literature 3
Middle Ages 3
audiobooks 3
Aesop's fables -- Translations into English 2
Avianus 2
Cass County (Ill.) -- Biography 2
Cass County (Ill.) -- History 2
Children 2
Christian life 2
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800 2
English wit and humor, Pictorial 2
Fables, Greek -- Translations into English 2
Fables, Scottish 2
Fabulae lat 2
Fabulae. Latin 2
France 2
French poetry 2
Illinois -- History Dictionaries 2
Latin 2
Middle French 2
Renaissance 2
Syriac language 2
animals 2
art 2
classical literature 2
comic 2
short stories 2
webcomic 2
webcomic view 2
Aesop's Fables 1
Aesop's Stories 1
Aesop's fables -- Adaptations 1
American wit and humour 1
Ancient Greek 1
Animal Fables 1
Arabs 1
Authors: A: Aesop, 620(?)B.C.-563(?)B.C. 1
Battle of Frogs and Mice 1
Bentley, Richard, 1662-1742 1
C3 1
Chapbooks, English 1
Chapbooks, Scottish 1
Esprit et humour américains 1
Fabelen 1
Fables, Classical -- Early works to 1800. 1
Fables, German 1
Fables, Greek -- Adaptations 1
Fables. 1
Fabulae lat Fabulae 1
Fairy tales 1
Fox Crow 1
French Translations 1
French drama 1
French poetry -- To 1500 1
Gay, John, 1685-1732 1
George Fyler Townsend 1
Greek language and literature 1
Greek language and literature Poetry 1
Hip Hop 1
Horse racing -- England Hampshire 1
Horses 1
Hunting -- England Hampshire 1
Imprint 1752 1
LIT 1
LIT.LP 1
Latin language 1
LibriVox 1
Literature 1
Literature, Comparative 1
Littérature comparée 1
Littérature latine 1
Lydgate, John, 1370?-1451? 1
Manuscripts, Latin -- Facsimiles 1
Moral 1
Phaedrus 1
Pollution 1
Short Stories 1
Syrian language 1
Titles: A 1
Townsend 1
Washington, George, 1732-1799 1
accents 1
aesopic fables 1
ancient 1
ancient texts 1
basni 1
children 1
collection 1
comic books 1
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